I know, I know. Everyone wants to know how wonderful of a time I had in Paris. But, since I have been home, I have had more important and more exciting events controlling my life. I assure you though, I will have plenty of Paris photos and anecdotes to share with you shortly, but this entry is far more needed.
This past week has been spent running around, sitting around, eating around, shopping around, and getting to know my half sister and her getting to know our ENTIRE family…or so it seems to be the ENTIRE family. In addition to the fun getting to know you of the big sis, I have never spent so much time with my Aunt and my cousins. And this past week has been wonderful.
Without going into grave detail about this past week, I will keep this blurb down to the likes and dislikes. Let me start with my dislikes: Jewelry and Scrapbooking!!!!!
I have discovered this past week that I am the complete opposite and most contradicting form of ALL the women in my family. I am the runt and the elephant in the room in my insecure views of me with my family. Most females and especially the women in my family love jewelry. I certainly am blessed to not have this trait, which will allow for a more fruitful bank account balance now and in the future…in retrospect, I will probably spend the “what could have been jewelry” money on traveling, so I probably will be less fortunate in the end. But matching rings is what these women want and even though I am not a jewelry fanatic, the rings are pretty and are pretty neat…I guess. So my sis bought one to match and I will continue to think about it.
Now, let’s talk about scrapbooking. The idea is great. The final product is timeless. BUT the process, the cost, and the obsession are absolutely not for me. So, this means… obviously, that the wonderful world of scrapbooking is right up the alleys of the lovely ladies that share the same bloodline as I.
So, after a little jewelry shopping and scrapbook store shopping (YES! They have actual stores…more than 1…dedicated strictly to scrapbooking! Ack!) I am still alive and in great spirits. I will even offer one positive to both addictions: There is actually a ring I am considering only because my sis bought one and it would be kinda neat to have matching rings. Scrapbooking does have some pretty paper. That’s it. That is all you will get out of me.
So, more importantly, what is my point and my likes? Although I do not enjoy these things and bad habits :)LOL... I do absolutely and without any doubt enjoy and love the company. I will jewelry shop and scrapbook shop with you lovely ladies anytime just because y’all are a riot to be around. You make me laugh, you make me happy, and you make me so grateful to have such a normal and loving family.